If We Controlled Your Remote… 11/27/18

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Phoebe’s Choice #1

I’ve been pretty captivated the last few months by the new team on Lethal Weapon, which teams up Seann William Scott with Damon Wayans as two unorthodox LAPD detectives, even without having seen the first two seasons. Admittedly, I am obsessed with everything Scott’s done post-Stiffler, but the show does get on, on its own merits.

The last new episode opened with Cole (Scott) MIA, having flaked on his daughter. When she called Murtaugh to look for him, he recommended his daughter Rianna to babysit. Murtaugh was next at the scene of an abduction. He concluded that Cole was abducted by the Vasquez cartel. At the cartel torture house, they pulled out a few of Cole’s fingernails before Sofia Vasquez revealed herself to him. She had him buried alive rather than shooting him. Murtaugh confronted Cole’s CIA handler, Tom Barnes, who insisted he didn’t betray Cole. He “put his best man on the job” and expected him to take out Vasquez.

Throughout the episode, we saw Cole and his baby mama, Natalie, in their first meetings overseas. He was undercover as a photographer and she was a nurse. They fell in love and she got preggers. Back in the present, other former undercover agent, “The Gute” got them a lead that put them on Cole’s trail, but all they found was his bloody discarded fingernails. Murtaugh again confronted Barnes, who recommended they flip former cartel lieutenant Benny Aliva, whom LAPD had in holding. In flashbacks, we saw that Natalie became pregnant while still stationed overseas.

Murtaugh tracked down Cole with Aliva’s help and dug him up before he died. While recovering in the hospital, Cole got immersed in the memory of talking to Natalie about plans for a honeymoon in Bali. Later that night, Cole KO’d Murtaugh and locked him in Mrs. Murtaugh’s trunk so he could go confront Vasquez on his own. Murtaugh woke up to his daughter stealing the car to go out with her bf. When the boyfriend turned creeper, Roger emerged and took the car back. Cole saved Sofia Vasquez from the hit team Aliva was leading against her, with a last-minute assist from Murtaugh. In the final scene, Cole professed his love for Natalie was undying and she kissed him but was very conflicted about the timing.

On tonight’s episode, “What the Puck,” Cole wants to talk to Natalie about their relationship before it’s too late, but a wrench is thrown in his plans after he bumps into a new ADA, Erica (guest star Nishi Munshi). Meanwhile, after being kicked out of the house for Trish’s girl’s night, Murtaugh finds himself an unlikely friend.

See if Cole makes a decision about Natalie tonight on FOX at 9/8c.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Jenny’s Choice

Last week was exciting for The Conners, when Becky announced that she hadn’t been sick because she was hungover but because she was pregnant. That was a huge shocker because she’d previously been given a 5% chance of being able to have a baby, yet apparently she defied the odds. The family seemed surprised but happy…except for Dan, who of course was worried, especially after Becky said she wasn’t going to tell the father. Dan had to fire her from the construction job, since there are so many dangers for pregnant women on job sites. That made Becky worry more, and she admitted to Jackie that the father could be either her boss or the busboy at work. She decided it would be her boss’s, but he told her he’d had a vasectomy…and then he went and told the busboy he was going to be a father. Becky doesn’t want his help, though, because he doesn’t make much money. He didn’t speak much English and talked to Jackie in Spanish, saying that when he learned to speak English better, he’d get a better job and be able to provide for the baby. Jackie offered to help him learn.

The other big story for the episode was Darlene. While out for dinner with the family and the guy she’d started dating recently, the others pointed out that he reminded them of David – never stood up for himself, etc. Darlene argued at first but then realized they were right, so she broke up with him. She then saw a position open for an editor of a local gossip-type magazine. She went and applied and tried to explain about her ideas for turning the magazine into something…more (more real news, less trashy-mag), but the owner turned down idea after idea, insisting that it stay like it is. Darlene brought up the idea of a website to bring in younger readers, and he did agree to that, but he was far from a pushover, which should make for some interesting conversations with Darlene!

I’m enjoying the show even without Roseanne. I like seeing each of them getting to be the focus sometimes, rather than her being the focus each week.

On tonight’s episode, “One Flew Over the Conners’ Nest,” with Mark and Mary’s help, Jackie convinces Dan to build a chicken coop in the backyard so the family can eat organic eggs, but from a bird’s-eye view, it appears that she may have ulterior motives. Becky meets with Andrea for the first time since the surrogacy mishap, and Darlene is forced to deal with a sleazy customer at her casino job. Fred Savage directs and Sarah Chalke returns as Andrea.

Find out why Jackie really wants the chicken coop tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Kids Are Alright, Chopped, Lethal Weapon, The Little Couple, Real Country, The Rookie, & The Guest Book.
 

Megan’s Choice

Last week New Amsterdam had Max staring down the tunnel at his cancer treatment, and he was very unsure about whether or not he wanted to do it because it’s going to make it hard for him to do his job. He identified with a patient who had terminal cancer but who had a chance to beat it if he had a very dangerous surgery. The patient decided to take a gamble and go for the dangerous surgery, which inspired Max to say he’s not doing chemotherapy or radiation because he wants to try a clinical trial first. This was a risky move, but hopefully it’ll work and Max can continue to be there for the hospital and his family.

On tonight’s fall finale, “As Long as it Takes,” Max convinces Dr. Sharpe to take a risk on his course of treatment, and Bloom grapples with a difficult conversation. Meanwhile, Dr. Kapoor considers helping his son in a big way after some advice from a friend.

To see what Kapoor does for his son, tune in to NBC at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching The Voice, The Flash, Lethal Weapon, The Gifted, The Conners, The Kids Are Alright, This is Us, and The Rookie.
 

Phoebe’s Choice #2

Things have been really fun so far this season on The Flash, with the incorporation of Barry & Iris’s daughter from the future into the team and a new “Sherlock Holmes” themed Harrison Wells. We hardly miss the faces that have moved on to other shows and timelines. I’m also grateful for the fact that for the second season in a row, the Big Bad is not a speedster but a random unknown weirdo “Cicada.” The first three seasons ALL had a speedster as Big Bad, and it was getting old quickly. Pun intended.

Last week brought us another highly anticipated re-edification of Team Flash’s strengths when Killer Frost finally made her triumphant return. Dr. Kaitlin Snow has been unable to convert to her KF super heroin mode since an incident last year vs. The Thinker. The main story for the season revolves around Cicada, so most of the team was on investigative duty, trying to find where the satellite’s power core crashed to Earth. Only that particular part of the machine held the sort of Dark Matter energy that could have made his magic dagger. While half of Team Flash worked on that mystery, Flash, Kait, & Cisco followed a lead to find Kaitlin’s long-lost dad.

He’d been stuck alone in a research base for twenty frickin years! They vibed him home to Central City, where he would be safe with Kait, we presume. We came to learn that Cicada had a daughter who was in a coma from the “Enlightenment” incident that gave powers to the latest batch of Metas on the show. Over at Star Labs, we learned that Kait’s dad, Thomas, also had ice powers and a split personality. He had isolated himself for so long trying to find a cure for his condition – trying to give one personality dominance over the other. Too late we found out that his powered/dark side “Icicle” was the one trying to shut off the good-natured human side. In the climactic battle against him, he was freezing all of Team Flash, which snapped Killer Frost back into action. She promptly kicked her dad’s ass, though he did get away. In the aftermath of the battle, Cisco gave Kait a device that would allow her two personalities to communi-kait with each other (couldn’t not do that…). In the closing moments, we learned that Ralph, Nora, Cecelia, & Sherlock have found the satellite core and have a good lead on Cicada’s daughter.

On tonight’s episode, “O Come, All Ye Thankful,” while Nora grapples with unresolved anger over her father’s disappearance in the future, Barry and Team Flash must stop a powerful new meta, Weather Witch (guest star Reina Hardesty), from killing her own father, Weather Wizard (guest star Liam Mcintyre).

See how the team can stop Weather Witch tonight on The CW at 8/7c.

I’ll also be tuning in for the season premiere of Adam Ruins Everything and new episodes of Black Lightning & The Gifted.

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